Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mathildas Mention

The lovely Anne from Mathildas Market has written a gorgeous blog post about the first Hobart market. What Katie Did Next recieved a mention. Cool.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Happy Camper

Very sweet pic taken from Del's blog today (Del was the winner of my first giveaway).
Suffice to say, I think she is  pretty happy with her bling!

"I Waltzed My Matilda All Over"

Well, I think it is fair to say that the inaugural Mathildas Market in Hobart was a resounding success. The venue was perfect - with glittering views of the harbour, all of the stalls were delightful, and there was a very healthy stream of customers all day (with heavily pregnant chickies and freshly new mummies highly represented!).

I had a very successful day and had heard from other stall holders that they also experienced great sales on the day and even some post-market orders.

Unfortunately I did not get a chance to snoop about and get pics of the venue and the other goodies on offer. So, you will have to make do with some more pics of my stuff!

Feltie-flower brooches and pin brooches.

Feltie-flower headbands

Fabric button bracelets

Hair bling

"Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable..." — Roald Dahl (Matilda)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Creative Space

This week I am beavering away getting lots of goodies ready for Mathildas Market. This amazing baby and kids market has been a phenomenal success Australia wide - and this Saturday will be the first time that it has been held in Tassie.

I am super excited and have been making some "limited edition" pieces especially for Mathildas:

These little cuties will be made into bright and cheerful headbands. Nicey?

 - See you there -

Elizabeth Pier Function Centre
Saturday 27th March
9am - 1 pm 

p.s for more fabulously crafty creative spaces head here x x x

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Elections and Erections

Yesterday was election day here in Tassie. The beautiful old school hall that is the regular venue for the Handmade Hobart Market was being used as a polling booth - so rather than forfeit such a great opportunity to promote this fledgling market, we decided that a relocation to the outdoor area adjacent to the hall was in order.

This was my first outdoor market stall and I was a little nervous as this involved not only braving the elements (which are notoriously unpredictable here in Tassie), but also grappling witth a marquee (intended to tame said elements).

Thankfully my neighbour, Elizabeth Brookes (aka Libby the fur lady - my pet name for her - get it) was on hand with her "mallee bull shoulders" and marquee expertise and the erection was complete in no time!

I had a lovely day with lots of laughs, lots of sugar(mmm...muffins, cupcakes), lots of customers, and lots of little helpers (mainly all under the age of 5...).

Some of Libby's fur pillows. I am definitely not a fur person, but took comfort from the fact that they are made from upcycled vintage fur coats (I even touched one towards the end of the day!).

 And my favourite little zombies made by HiiRagi were there as well. I just love these little guys.

Monday, March 15, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway. Your comments were so lovely and I really appreciate all of the wonderful feedback that I received from you.  As promised, the winner was drawn today:

Here are all of your names written down - I kissed each one for luck for you!

And here you all are - snuggled up together and giggling in anticipation...

"ooh, pick me, please pick me!"

and the winner is:

Del from Delicious Designz! woo hoo to you!
(As well as being a total winner, Del is also an awesome crafter - check out her gorgeous blog)

To everyone else, don't fret - there will be another fab giveaway coming up very soon x x x

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Creative Space

This week I am frantically preparing for a tonne of upcoming markets. The most time-intensive and fiddly items that I make are these bracelets (so of course I have been procrastinating and avoiding them altogether).
They are also one of my best selling item - so I need to bite the bullet and get the little darlings made - TODAY.

I have spent the long weekend making hundreds of buttons to attach to the bracelets.

The tot is in bed I am going to sit down right now and put these babies together.

Just after I have some lunch...

p.s. check out for more of this weeks creative spaces x x

Saturday, March 6, 2010

How's the Serenity

(Dale:)  He was the only bloke he knew with a holiday home. Not a caravan, a holiday home and he reckoned we were the luckiest family in the world.

(Dad:)  Dale, I reckon we're the luckiest family in the world.

(Dale:)  He loved the serenity of the place.

(Dad:)  Hows the serenity.

(Dale:)  I think he also just loved the word.

(Dad:)  So much serenity.

Our little family are currently spending our first weekend at our own Bonnie Doon. We have been lucky enough to purchase a little slice of paradise on Bruny Island - an idyllic island just a ferry-ride off the coast of Tasmania.

The view from our block. Not bad:

Hopfully the caravan will morph into a wicked shack one day soon. Either way, I can see many happy family holidays here.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Alright. It is time for a giveaway.
Up for grabs is this darling sterling silver and fabric ring.

A vibrant pink and lime green fabric embelishment is encased in a sterling silver bezel setting and sits on an adjustable sterling silver ring. 

These rings are great little sellers (retail @ $40) - now's your chance to get on board and feel the love.

Should you be the lucky winner, your prize will arrive at your door dressed in a divine little gift box and all the trimmings.

What you need to do:

1. Become a follower of this blog. Click on the FOLLOW button on the right hand toolbar. In the next page, click the GOOGLE button (to sign in using an existing account or easily create a new one for free). Then just follow the prompts and you are done!

2. Leave a comment on this posting. Click on the COMMENTS section at the bottom of this post and leave a message (you may need to sign in again using your google account). Make sure to include your email address so I can contact you of you are the lucky winner.

3. Get all your friends to do the same - the winner will be drawn once the number of followers reaches 40.

4. Don't forget to leave a comment as well as become a follower - you need to do both to be eligible for the draw!
Good Luck!